Hacktoberfest 2020 in Montréal, Canada

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Thursday October 1, 2020
6:00pm to 9:00pm EDT
Event is hosted online

Event Description

Event presented in both French and English

Hacktoberfest — brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with Dev & Intel — is a month-long celebration of open source software. Maintainers are invited to guide would-be contributors towards issues that will help move the project forward, and contributors get the opportunity to give back to both projects they like and others they've just discovered. No contribution is too small — bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating.

Can't make it to this online meetup? Hacktoberfest is virtual and open to participants from around the globe. Sign up to participate today.

Rules and Rewards

First, sign up on the Hacktoberfest site at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com. To qualify for the official limited edition Hacktoberfest shirt, you must register and make four pull requests between October 1-31. Pull requests can be to any public repo on GitHub, not just the ones with issues labeled Hacktoberfest. If a maintainer reports your pull request as spam or spammy behavior, or not in line with the project’s code of conduct, you will be ineligible to participate.

Connect with other Hacktoberfest participants by using @DigitalOcean, @hacktoberfest, #hacktoberfest on your social media platform of choice.

New to DigitalOcean? Receive USD $100 in infrastructure credit at https://do.co/hacktoberfest100.

Event code of conduct

Hacktoberfest meetups are welcoming, open, and inclusive. Please read our Events Code of Conduct before attending. Happy hacking!

Who can attend?

Locations have different requirements for who can attend. This location is open to the following:


In this event we'll speak mainly in French but we can speak English too - everybody is welcome!

Le but de cet événement en ligne est d'encourager les participants et participantes à découvrir l'écosystème open source, et effectuer ensemble une première contribution à un projet open source.

During this online, we'll describe what Open Source is, and we'll encourage you to contribute to an existing open source project, submitting your first pull request!


18:00 - Bienvenue / Welcome !
18:10 - Réseautage / Networking
Qui sont les organisateurs ? Qui sont les participants ? Profitons en pour en savoir plus sur ce qui nous amène ici aujourd'hui !
Who the organizers are? who the participants are ? let's introduce ourselves!
18:30 - Pourquoi contribuer à des projets Open Source ? Why contribute to Open Source projects?
18:40 - Comment effectuer sa première pull request ? How to submit your first PR?
19:00 - Proposition de pull requests que vous pouvez choisir - Let's have a look at some interesting first issues to contribute to
19:10 - Collaboration: demandez de l'aide sur vos premières PR, les organisateurs et autres participants pourront vous aider - Now it's your turn to play! Start contributing, you can always ask for help!


Pour ceux qui le veulent, présentez votre projet open source, ou votre contribution en cours.
Feel free to showcase your own Open Source project, or the current contribution you're working on.


Vous êtes libres de contribuer aux projets de votre choix; les bénévoles sont issus du Montreal Java User Group, mais nous sommes ravis d'assister dans d'autre langages que Java ou pour de la documentation
You are free to contribute to any projects of your choice; the volunteers for this event are mostly members of the Montreal Java User Group, but we would be please to help contributions in non Java based projects or documentation too.


Pour vous préparer à cet événement, créez un compte sur GitHub si vous n'en avez pas encore un.
Getting prepared: make sure you have a valid Github account ready.

Concernant l'outil de visio conférence, nous utiliserons Zoom webinar, merci à Adaptive Financial Consulting de nous donner accès au compte webinar.
Regarding online video conferencing, we'll be using Zoom webinar, thanks to Adaptive Financial Consulting who's giving us access to this tool.

On peut aussi clavarder via Mattermost, utilisez le lien suivant: https://hacktoberfest.cloud.mattermost.com/main/channels/mlh-4440
We can also chat via Mattermost, please use the following link: https://hacktoberfest.cloud.mattermost.com/main/channels/mlh-4440


L'équipe d'Hacktoberfest offre un t-shirt Hacktoberfest à toute personne ayant effectué au moins 4 pull requests valides d'ici la fin du mois d'octobre.
The Hacktoberfest global team will allow you to win an Hacktoberfest T-Shirt to any participant who created at least 4 valid pull requests (contributions) before the end of October.

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

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Hosted by

Anthony Dahanne and 4 others

Montreal Java User Group is a for non profit organization dedicated to the Montreal Java developers community. We're also in charge of Devoxx4kids Québec, an organization dedicated to promoting STEM to kids.